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Plan a family-friendly hallway

01 August 2015

 ‘In our family, the hallway is a point of potential chaos,’ says stylist Sam Grigg. ‘Designing it for everyone means that even smaller children can organise themselves, so daily routines run more smoothly.’

‘Wall-mounted storage cabinets can seem to make stuff “disappear”. Use their heights to dictate which ones belong to which person, but you could try colour-coding or labelling if you wanted to create a brighter, more playful option.’

‘Coat stands can pack a lot of storage into a small, vertical space. You don’t have to limit them to coats – think hats, bags and scarves too. This one can even store umbrellas in the lower part of the base.’

‘Coat stands can pack a lot of storage into a small, vertical space. You don’t have to limit them to coats – think hats, bags and scarves too. This one can even store umbrellas in the lower part of the base.’

‘These cabinets are shallow, so they don’t take up much space but they hold a lot. The tops are recessed too, which makes them a great “landing strip” for keys and coins.’

‘Extra baskets are handy for squeezing in additional storage. A clock in the hallway is also useful for one final check before you head out. You could even use it to turn getting ready into a timed challenge for the kids.’

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‘The hallway is usually the first area you see when you come home – an orderly and welcoming space creates an instant feeling of calm’

Sam Grigg, stylist